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(LifeSiteNews) — In order to get a jump on Pride Month, The North Face — which caters to outdoor recreation enthusiasts — released a video ad featuring a man dressed in drag who announces, “Nature lets you be who you are, even gay.”

“You are cordially invited to the summer of pride with my friends at The North Face,” continues the big-haired drag queen known as “Pattie Gonia,” who advertises his preferred pronouns as “she/they.”

“We’re travelling all the gay across America and everyone’s invited,” he adds. “So put on your boots and come out … side with us.”

While the video ad could be dismissed as nothing more than high-camp entertainment, it promotes a very real The North Face program dubbed the “Summer of Pride” staging outdoor events around the U.S. for LGBTQIA+ identifying people.

So far, “Summer of Pride” events are scheduled for Portland, Oregon; Columbus, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; and San Francisco, California.

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At least 135 U.S. teachers and teachers’ aides have already been arrested in 2022 for child-related sex crimes, ranging from child porn possession to rape, and these are only the cases reported by the media.

And, while the vast majority of teachers are upstanding citizens, we also know some are indoctrinating our children with the LGBT ideology and practices to "make an ally of them" at a wholly inappropriate age.

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With Governor Ron DeSantis already taking action in Florida, banning instruction on sexuality and gender identity by teachers among third graders and younger, it's now time to see a federal push to effectively end such meddling in the minds of our children.

Parents have a responsibility to defend their children from those who overstep boundaries, whether that's in the form of LGBT propaganda, pornography, or other forms of sexualization in schools.

Too often the media downplays what's at stake: nothing less than the innocence of our children, and sometimes even their very lives, as this grieving Mom explained in March.

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76% of the arrests of teachers and aides for child-related sex-crimes this year involved assaults on students. 

Jonathan van Maren reports that while one California teacher was charged with aggravated assault of a child, another was charged with 29 counts of child molestation. 

A North Carolina science teacher was charged with 27 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of “indecent liberties with a student.”

Parents need to construct every possible barrier to more children being abused, and one important way is to stop groomers and potential groomers from discussing sex with children in the classroom. 

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Drag queen ad slammed by gays and women

Posted Monday on Twitter, the video faced a backlash from the Twitterverse, with much of the disapproval coming from gays who resent being linked to drag queens and from women who see drag queens as nothing more than an insult to all women.

As of this writing, the video has been “ratioed” roughly 16 to 1 on Twitter, garnering 982 mostly negative comments and just 62 “Likes.”

“Everything about this is false and fake – the opposite of nature and ‘being who you are’,” wrote Helen Saxby.

“What on earth has the most artificial characterisation of women got to do with getting outdoors?” asked Saxby.

“Won’t be buying my next pair of hiking boots from a company using an offensive and sexualised parody of womanhood to advertise them,” added Josephine Liptrott.

“I’m a gay man and I dislike drag,” reacted Twitter user Duncan. “Can you please not associate drag with pride as if it’s inherent to being gay?”

“So you think to be gay means looking like a parody of a woman?” wrote Alisoraus I/me KPSS.  “I think the gay community might be a bit pissed off about that. And it is offensive to women too. Brilliant bit of marketing.”

“It doesn’t look like this is getting the expected results,” noted another Twitter user. “Wonder why? Does your marketing team have any notion of who your market audience is?”

“Using gay culture as a marketing tool doesn’t signal what you think it does,” said BrettG.

“Plus nothing says ‘outdoors lifestyle’ like 5lbs of makeup, platform shoes and outfits that [are] as bulky and intricate as parade floats,” added Twitter user Viv.

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